Megan Hughes

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Megan Hughes
Personal information
Full name Megan Hughes
Born (1977-01-05) 5 January 1977 (age 40)
Team information
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
1996 Cwmcarn Paragon

Megan Hughes (married name Megan Bäckstedt, born 5 January 1977[1]) is a Welsh retired track and road racing cyclist. Hughes won the 1998 British National Road Race and represented Wales at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, competing in the road race and points race where she finished fifth.[2]

She married the Swedish professional rider, Magnus Bäckstedt, they live in Llanharan near Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan.[3] Despite gaining a place on British Cycling's World Class Performance Plan in 2001, she retired from competitive cycling due to the difficulties involved in living and training in France after her marriage.[4]

Palmarès[edit]

1995
2nd 500m TT, British National Track Championships
3rd Sprint, UCI Track World Championships - Junior
1996
1st Stage 6, Tour du Finistère, France
2nd 500m TT, British National Track Championships[5]
1998
1st United Kingdom British National Road Race Champs
5th Points race, Commonwealth Games
1999
1st Wales Welsh National Road Race Championships

References[edit]

  1. ^ Megan Hughes profile at Cycling Archives
  2. ^ "Athlete Profiles". Commonwealth Games Federation. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Andy Howell (1 July 2004). "Cycling: Backstedt targets Tour stage". The Western Mail. 
  4. ^ Larry Hickmont (2 January 2001). "Interview with Ken Matheson (WCPP)". Archived from the original on 29 June 2006. 
  5. ^ "Everson retains her time trial title". The (London) Independent. 27 May 1996. [dead link]
Preceded by
Maria Lawrence
United Kingdom British National Road Race Champion
1998
Succeeded by
Nicole Cooke